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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Referendum 71 Expands Employees’ Rights

With the passage of Referendum 71, state registered domestic partners will be treated under state statutes the same as married spouses.  Although the change will impact employers in several ways, one of the most significant changes will be the expansion of leave rights under the state Family Leave Act (“FLA”), which applies to employers with at least 50 employees. Continue Reading

Happy Veterans Day!

Many people confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day.   In some ways, the distinction is not that important because both days are for recognizing those who chose to join the military to protect us. Memorial Day is rooted in Decoration Day, which began to be observed shortly after the Civil War as a day for decorating… Continue Reading